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Miscellany Toronto Photographs: Then and Now

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The "new" building looks like a typical 1950/1960's single-story, single-use building of the time.
It's actually somewhat unusual in that it's Modernist in style but demonstrates subtle Art Deco and Streamline Moderne influences in the ornamental coffered metal panels and the rounded corner. I'd guess it might have been designed in the 1940s and built in the early 1950s.

It's a handsome building with its imposing stone cladding. I hope it can be reused for something.
 

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It's actually somewhat unusual in that it's Modernist in style but demonstrates subtle Art Deco and Streamline Moderne influences in the ornamental coffered metal panels and the rounded corner. I'd guess it might have been designed in the 1940s and built in the early 1950s.

It's a handsome building with its imposing stone cladding. I hope it can be reused for something.
Though a general tendency t/w conservatism in much Canadian bank branch architecture make a later 50s date not all *that* implausible--which'd make it a contemporary with something like the old Bank of Canada Building at Queen & University. (It's not like modernism *hadn't* been adopted by such a later date--consider Parkin's BMO and Scotia pavilions in Don Mills--but the tendencies could still overlap depending on location and motivation)
 

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Sir William Campbell house 1883, Adelaide St. E., N side, head of Frederick St.
Moved in March 1972 to Queen St. W., N side, between University Ave. & Simcoe St. TPL
Sir William Campbell house 1883, Adelaide St. E., N side, head of Frederick St.; moved March 1...jpg


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Secord Public School, Barrington Ave., S/E corner Secord Ave. 1920 TPL
Thanks for posting this Goldie. I live in this neighbourhood and have found a few photos over the years, but my favourite is this aerial photograph from 1963 (courtesy of bfair on Google Earth Panoramio). The original Secord School fronted on to Secord Avenue, and the original Coleman School on Coleman Avenue is at the very top. I also note how deep the lots are north of Secord School - they are practically the size of small hobby farms and it looks like some of the properties were actually growing some crops. Some of the buildings look more like barns and seem much bigger than the other houses.

A Now and Then photo of Secord School is also below.

Secord School 1963 - bfair 64151459.jpg



Secord School Now and Then. I took the 'Now' photo of the original school site on Secord Avenue back in Nov. 2017.

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John Doel House, Adelaide St. W., N/W corner Bay St. 1905 - birthplace of the Louis Riel Rebellion TPL
John Doel House, Adelaide St. W., N:W corner Bay St. 1905 - birthplace of the Louis Riel Rebel...jpg


-----------1913, TPL
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---------1925 TPL
Doel, John, house, Adelaide St. W., north west corner Bay St.  1925  TPL.jpg


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